What I’ve Read – September 2020

Moving house and reading books don’t mix. Most of my spare time during September was taken up with packing up our house, including all my books, and organising our move. We are now in our new house and still have a lot of boxes to unpack, but I am hoping to get more reading done during October.

I finished listening to The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. It was an interesting story and if you’re into shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this is a good book as it focuses on the lives of the other students at the school and what they are dealing with. There is also a fantastic discussion about anxiety.

After this book, I listened to Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park. This was a book I loved as a teenager, and it has stood the test of time. Hearing it as an adult, I was able to pick up on a few things I hadn’t noticed, or it was just nearly 25 or 30 years between readings.

Picture books were also a big part of my reading.  Go Away, Worry Monster! by Brooke Graham & Robin Tatlow-Lord was fantastic, as were You’re Four and You’re Five by Shelley Unwin. I bought these last two books for my nephew. He turned four in September and I have been giving him these books every year. I bought You’re Five to put away for next year.

I also read an ebook, Write in the Heart: 101 Romance Writing Prompts. This had some interesting writing prompts in it.

I started reading two ebooks, both by Kate Krake, A Maze of Murder and Writing Prompts for Powerful Plots. I’m enjoying both of these and are about half way through them both.

I am hoping for a quieter October so I will have some time to catch up on some of my reading. One thing with moving is that in packing and unpacking books, I have rediscovered some of the books that have been sitting on my TBR shelf for ages that I really want to read!

How was your reading during September?

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover